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Be sure to have many factors that warrant student of the month awards if you restrict the receiver of the student of the month award to the student who made the highest grades in class it truly is not fair to those who have a harder time learning than others.
Not to say that class grades should not be a factor at all when considering which student will receive the student of the month award. But take into consideration other factors as well. Here are some other factors to consider:
· Behavior in the classroom
Some students are very smart but they do not give the other students a chance in certain situations. Say you ask the class a question—well, Johnny with the highest grades raises his hand and shouts out the answer before you call on him. This robs the other students who might also know the answer the chance to try. A student who shows better behavior in class may have a better chance at getting the student of the month award if you factor this type of behavior in.
· Helping others
Some children are bullies or get prideful about their own intelligence and look down on students that are not as smart or who learn more slowly than them. If you notice one student trying to help out his or her classmate with the lesson, this is a sign of a good student who may well deserve the student of the month award.
When it comes to academics, art falls into a somewhat different category than other subjects. If you have a student who has been especially creative—for example: the group has an art or craft assignment and he or she took it to the next level working extra hard to produce the best art project or craft that he or she could, this should be a factor of consideration for the student of the month awards.
· Being nice to others
It is an important lesson to learn as a child: be nice to others. However, lots of kids tease, make fun and bully the other students. It is very important to a student’s self esteem that he or she is treated nicely and has friends to encourage them. If you observe this behavior, for example: a child is being teased and that child bravely tells the child who is teasing him or her that what they are saying is not true and not nice. Or if a child is being teased and another child intervenes to encourage the child being taunted—these may be great things to consider when choosing who will receive the student of the month award.
Make sure that your student of the month awards are something that the children will like and be proud of. If the student of the month awards are not something the students want—then obviously the students will not work hard to try to get them.
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